Visconti's latest launch draws inspiration from one of Van Gogh's most treasured and iconic paintings, the Japonaiserie Oiran. Van Gogh based this painting on a woodcut by the Japanese artist Kesai Eisen.
The Visconti "Oiran" collection is made from natural resin, brought to life by blue, purple, red and green hues to recreate Van Gogh's technique, emotion and mood portrayed in this remarkable painting. The meticulous selection of resins and their color mix is one of the major innovations introduced by Visconti and makes each and every Visconti Van Gogh pen unique.
Each fountain pen nib is made from steel with a vermeil plating and engraved with Van Gogh's signature. A converter is included with each pen, and it is presented in a gift box with a bookmark and deep purple ink to match the pen.
The Japonaiserie Oiran was painted by the Dutch artist in 1887. Japanese printmaking was one of Van Gogh's main sources of inspiration and he became an enthusiastic collector. The prints acted as a catalyst: they taught him a new way of looking at the world. He saw the prints as an artistic example and thought they were equal to the great masterpieces of Western art history. Once again the artist relies on colors to convey his feelings and in this case he chooses the contrast between strokes of purple, green, blue and red paint.
We do our best to photograph the pens to show how they will appear in person, but due to the nature of the material, expect some variation in the pattern from what you see here.
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